Smartphone usage doubles in Japan: Report

TOKYO: Smartphone usage in Japan has nearly doubled over the past year to one in every three people, a recent survey has revealed.images

The findings, compiled by Central Research Services, showed that the proportion of respondents using smartphones came to 35.4 per cent in the February poll, compared with 19.5 per cent the year before, reports the Japan Times.

Usage was highest among people in their 20s, at 72.5 per cent. Among those in their 50s it came to over 30 per cent and for people in their 60s to more than 10 percent, the survey said.

Of those in their 50s, 16.0 per cent, the highest percentage in any age group, said they would like to start using the gadgets.

The survey also found that 9.2 percent of respondents use tablet computers, while 9.6 per cent said they would like to use one in the future. The poll, conducted from February 8 to February 17, covered 4,000 men and women aged 20 or older and drew valid answers from 29.8 per cent.

Source-Times Of India

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